Monday, March 19, 2012

Internship - conservation


UCLA Library

The UCLA Library Preservation Department is offering a conservation pre-program internship for qualified students who are applying for Masters-level training in conservation. This internship will provide experience to pre-program students or individuals currently in graduate level conservation programs in conservation decision making, treatment and documentation for library and archival collections. The conservation intern will work under the supervision of the collections conservator to perform repair or make enclosures for materials selected from the collections. Relevant literature will be reviewed prior to conservation treatment and all projects will be documented.

Application deadline is April 13, 2012

The UCLA Library Preservation Department supports the Library's mission to develop, organize, and preserve collections for optimal use. The Preservation Department provides stewardship for the intellectual record in the formats required by contemporary scholars and ensures the safekeeping of the artifacts that are entrusted to the UCLA Library. The Preservation Department includes the Library Conservation Center (LCC), a state-of-the-art conservation lab that provides conservation services collections in all units of the UCLA Library. The LCC is guided by the best current practices of the book and paper conservation field and the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic works.

For examples of preservation department activities, visit:

These internships are 75% FTE (30 hours/week) for an eight week period, with a flexible start date.

Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Application deadline is April 13, 2012

The UCLA Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Kristen St.John

Collections Conservator

UCLA Library Conservation Center

Box 957230, 11000 Kinross Ave., #126

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230